What the Academy and Watershed Stewards Do:
|Number of Master Watershed Stewards since Inception||23|
|Number of current Steward Candidates||8|
|Native Trees or Plants Installed||1,238|
|Rain Barrels and Cisterns Installed||10|
|Square Footage of Best Management Projects||16,713|
|Rain Gardens or Conservation Landscapes Installed||13|
|Storm Drains Stenciled||59|
|Square Footage of Invasive Plants Removed||1,002|
|Currently Engaged Homeowner Associations||14|
|Stream Assessments Conducted||22|
|Resident Site Assessments Conducted||38|
|Square Footage of Stream Side Forest Buffers Planted||21,780|
|Village Watershed Committees Founded||2|
|Presentations or Workshops||31|
|Average Monthly WSA Website Views||639|
Contact the Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy for information about joining the program.
Who Developed the Program?
The Howard County WSA has been developed by an Advisory Committee with members from University of Maryland Extension-Howard County, Howard County Office of Environmental Sustainability and Dept. of Public Works, Columbia Association, Howard County Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment and the local volunteer community. We have benefited from the advice and cooperation of the Watershed Stewards Academies of Anne Arundel County and the National Capitol Region. Grant funding to develop this program came from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Toyota Together Green, and Howard County.
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Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access programs
The Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy works closely with University of Maryland Extension and adheres to the same policy: All persons have equal opportunity and access to programs and facilities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, martial or parental status, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) The University of Maryland policy prohibits discrimination in employment and programs. Questions about requirements should be directed to the Director of Human Resources Management, Office of the Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Symons Hall College, Park MD 20742